Multi-inch single-crystalline perovskite membrane for high-detectivity flexible photosensors

Yucheng Liu, Yunxia Zhang, Zhou Yang, Haochen Ye, Jiangshan Feng, Zhuo Xu, Xu Zhang, Rahim Munir, Jia Liu, Ping Zuo, Qingxian Li, Mingxin Hu, Lina Meng, Kang Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Guangtao Zhao, Hua Xu, Zupei Yang, Aram Amassian, Jiawei LiKui Zhao, Shengzhong(Frank) Liu

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Single crystalline perovskites exhibit high optical absorption, long carrier lifetime, large carrier mobility, low trap-state-density and high defect tolerance. Unfortunately, all single crystalline perovskites attained so far are limited to bulk single crystals and small area wafers. As such, it is impossible to design highly demanded flexible single-crystalline electronics and wearable devices including displays, touch sensing devices, transistors, etc. Herein we report a method of induced peripheral crystallization to prepare large area flexible single-crystalline membrane (SCM) of phenylethylamine lead iodide (C6H5C2H4NH3)2PbI4 with area exceeding 2500 mm2 and thinness as little as 0.6 μm. The ultrathin flexible SCM exhibits ultralow defect density, superior uniformity and long-term stability. Using the superior ultrathin membrane, a series of flexible photosensors were designed and fabricated to exhibit very high external quantum efficiency of 26530%, responsivity of 98.17 A W−1 and detectivity as much as 1.62 × 1015 cm Hz1/2 W−1 (Jones).Hybrid halide perovskite single crystals show excellent optoelectronic properties but their small size and large thickness limit their application. Herein Liu et al. grow large area ultrathin flexible crystalline membrane of layered perovskite and demonstrate high detectivity in the flexible photosensors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 13 2018

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was funded by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFA0204800), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2018CBLZ006), National Natural Science Foundation of China (91733301, 61604092 and 61674098), the 111 Project (B14041), the Changjiang Scholar and Innovative Research Team (IRT_14R33), the Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China (2018JM5132), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (GK201803012).


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